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Second Set of WOMEX 2019 Showcases Revealed

The jury- designated WOMEX 2019 Official Selection concert program, is nearly complete with only two more Club Summit artists to be announced.

The second round of artists includes trumpeter Itamar Borochov who fuses jazz with classical maqam scales, Sephardic and Middle Eastern influences; Mission Songs Project, an important heritage project recovering the secular songs written and sung by indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islanders; Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou, a rare all-female Gnawa ensemble; two Tanzanian top names from the vanguard of singeli, the electronic dance music from the streets of Dar-es-Salaam – DJ Duke & MCZo; the Grammy-winning progressive mariachi conjunto from New York City, Flor de Toloache; along with other artists.

The Jury-selected Showcase artists announced today:

Ahlberg, Ek & Roswall (Sweden)
Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) (South Korea)
Asmâa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou (Morocco)
Carmelo Torres y su Cumbia Sabanera (Colombia)
DJ Duke & MCZo (Tanzania)
Elida Almeida (Cabo Verde)
Faraj Suleiman (Palestine)
Flor de Toloache (USA)
Itamar Borochov (Israel//USA)
Lalala Napoli (France/Italy)
Los Wembler’s De Iquitos (Peru)
Mission Songs Project (Australia)
Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)
Omiri (Portugal)
Ryan Young & Jenn Butterworth (UK)
Santrofi (Ghana)
Yossi Fine & Ben Aylon (Israel)

Club Summit artists:

Dat Garcia (Argentina)
Lorenzo BITW (Italy)
Otim Alpha (Uganda)

headline photo: Asmaa by Khalil Mounji

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Cape Verdean Danceable and Passionate Songs

Elida Almeida – Djunta Kudjer

Elida Almeida – Djunta Kudjer (Lusafrica, 2017)

Djunta Kudjer is an EP by Cape Verdean sensation Elida Almeida. The new recording features by the award-winning vocalist includes a great mix of irresistible funana, tabanka and batuque songs rooted in Cape Verdean tradition along with a Cuban-infused piece recorded in Havana, Cuba; and a heartfelt ballad.

 

 

 

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Heartfelt Mornas of Cape Verde

Various Artists - Mornas De Cabo Verde
Various Artists – Mornas De Cabo Verde

Various Artists – Mornas De Cabo Verde (Lusafrica, 2016)

Lusafrica has released a compilation that features some of the finest morna performers, ranging from the now classics like Cesaria Evora, Teofilo Chantre and Ildo Lobo to young new talent such as Elida Almeida, Ceuzany, and Jenifer Solidade.

Morna is the popular traditional music of Cape Verde, songs of longing and love. Cesaria Evora became a world music sensation and introduced mornas to thousands of adoring international music fans.

The artist selection includes Ildo Lobo, Lura, Albertino, Cesaria Evora, Ceuzany, Elida Almeida, Kompass, Bau, Teofilo Chantre, Jenifer Solidade, Nancy Viera, Ze Luis, Teofilo Chantre & Cesaria Evora, Alma De Morna, Fantcha and Maria Alice.

Mornas De Cabo Verde is a great opportunity to catch up with some of the greatest female and male performers of this profound music style.

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